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Alaska begins aerial assault against wolves

[large thumbnail url=”alaska-begins-aerial-assault-against-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”18″] [thumbnail icon url=”alaska-begins-aerial-assault-against-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”18″] According to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has taken to the air in planes and helicopters to track and kill wolves in Fortymile area.

FAIRBANKS — With a fresh blanket of snow, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game took to airplanes and helicopters Tuesday to track and shoot wolves in the upper Yukon-Tanana region near Tok.

Personnel killed only one wolf on Tuesday but were back in the air Wednesday scouting for more wolves as part of an aggressive predator control plan to boost the population of the Fortymile Caribou Herd, as well as local moose populations in parts of game management units 12, 20E, 20B, 20D and 25C.

It’s the second consecutive year the department has used helicopters to shoot wolves in the Fortymile region because trappers, hunters and aerial gunners haven’t been able to kill enough wolves to meet the department’s goal…

Read the full article: Aerial wolf shootings begin in Fortymile area

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